On October 19 – 23, 2020 the fourth-annual One Health One Planet symposium united thought leaders across disciplines to discuss One Health and the Air We Breathe, sharing groundbreaking new insights on air quality issues including climate change, environmental racism, fracking and more through the lens of the City of Pittsburgh.
In this online resource, the One Health One Planet contributors present video, written summaries and more to take you inside this important gathering and invite you to join the conversation on these vital issues.
How to Use This Resource:
The One Health One Planet symposium was structured in four sessions, each with its own set of presentations. In this resource, you'll find each session represented by a video containing presentations and lightening talks. These presentations are accompanied by speaker abstracts that you can find by viewing each speaker's page. Get started below!
Keynote Address: "Justice in Every Breath" Discovering Equitable Solutions to Reduce Climate Pollution
In her keynote address, National Field Director for Moms Clean Air Force Heather McTeer Toney speaks about the disproportionate effect of air pollution on communities of color and discusses equitable solutions to reduce climate pollution in these areas.
Second Keynote Address: Air Quality, Climate Change and Environmental Justice
In his keynote address, Director of Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research J.D. Neil Donahue, Ph.D. speaks about air quality, climate change and environmental justice through the lens of air particle studies.
Session 1: Outdoor Air Quality and Health
Session 2: Environmental Racism
Underprotected and Underserved: Environmental Justice and Inadequacy of Federal Air Pollution Policies in Protecting Marginalized Communities
Session 3: Indoor Air Quality and Health
Session 4: Fracking, the Cracker Plant and Policy
Problematic Progress: Potential Impacts of Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Development on Air Quality and Health in Southwest Pennsylvania
This year's symposium featured a special series five-minute lightning talks in which local Pittsburgh leaders in air quality control and related disciplines discussed their important work in the community.
Explore materials from our previous symposia at the links below:
The Story of One Health One Planet
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